Stake out a steak
Protein will boost levels of dopamine and noradrenaline – chemicals that heighten sexual sensitivity – and the zinc in a beef steak will also help. The mineral helps boost your libido by upping levels of testosterone, as well as reducing the production of prolactin, the hormone which can interfere with arousal.
A couple of handfuls of almonds, peanuts or walnuts each day could help keep your testosterone levels high. Studies have shown that men who have diets high in mono-unsaturated fat, exactly the kind found in nuts, have higher testosterone levels than those who don’t.
Hit the gym
A study undertaken at Weill Medical College at Cornell University revealed that the more weight men gain, the lower their testosterone levels fall. Building more muscle is a great way to reduce body fat because it burns calories even when you’re not at the gym.
Eat those greens
Broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are rich in indole-3-carbinol – a mouthful of a chemical that turns ‘bad’ hormones, which shut down testosterone production, into good ones restoring natural order.
Dump the drink
Alcohol suppresses the production of testosterone – stick to 20 units or less if you’re a man, 14 units or less if you’re a woman.
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